Summer is ending soon, at least for kids.   Then it'll be time to make those school lunches and send the kids off to school to learn, make friends and encounter germs.    Lots and lots of germs.   What are the eight germiest things your kids will deal with at school this year?

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CNN reports that kids will encounter the most germs at these eight school spots.   The problem is many of these don't get cleaned often or even at all.  Yuck.  The eight germiest places at school.  Time to know them and have your kids know them too.

1.  Drinking Fountain (the top spot for lots and lots of germs at school)

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2.  Cafeteria Trays

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 3.  Bathroom Doors (including the doors to get in and out of the bathroom)

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 4.  Unrefrigerated school lunches

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5.  School Desks

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6.  Art Supplies

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 7.  Sports Equipment

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8.  Playground Equipment

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Is it any wonder so many kids get sick when they head back to school?  Does this happen in your family?